Using the FOX laser greatly simplifies this procedure
This procedure is performed under local anesthesia. Using the Fox cyclo-probe, typically 16 to 20 spots are delivered in a 360° pattern with 1.6 to 2 Watts of power at 2 seconds per pulse which equates to approximately 4 Joules of energy. The IOP will be reduced by 40 to 50 percent (Becker, Feucht). It may occur that a second or third treatment will be necessary to further reduce IOP step by step using fewer treated spots.